Weekend Round Up November 27, 2019
By November 27, 2019 0 841•
Need a spot for Thanksgiving dinner? Check out the Mansion on O. The day after, you can tuck into a Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich at Brasserie Liberté. Small Business Saturday is Nov. 30. Also on Saturday: DC Brau’s Holiday Market and City Market at O’s Tree Lighting Festival. For more December-Is-Busting-Out-All-Over events, visit The Georgetowner’s online calendar.
Edward Albee’s ‘Occupant’
In this late-career masterpiece by Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Albee (“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” “A Delicate Balance”), legendary sculptor Louise Nevelson (Susan Rome) has been invited to take part in an interview from beyond the grave. Performances at Theater J, 1529 16th St. NW, are: Friday, Nov. 29, at 8 p.m.; and Saturday, Nov. 30, at 2 and 8 p.m. Tickets are $34 to $64. For details, visit theaterj.org or call 202-777-3210.
Thanksgiving at the Mansion on O
The Mansion on O, 2020 O St. NW, welcomes guests on Thursday, Nov. 28, from noon to 6 p.m. for a gourmet Thanksgiving buffet of barbecued brisket, brown-sugar ham, fresh whole salmon, wild mushroom pasta, hot dogs from a hot dog station, peanut butter from a peanut butter station and fried and traditional turkey — followed by an exploration of the building’s themed rooms, exhibits, memorabilia, art, architecture and 70 secret doors. Tickets are $84 (beverages additional). For details, visit eventbrite.com or call 202-496-2020.
Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich at Brasserie Liberté
On Friday, Nov. 29, Brasserie Liberté, 3251 Prospect St. NW in Georgetown, will offer a Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich: hand-sliced turkey on toasted sourdough bread with mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce and turkey gravy. The price is $8.95. For details, visit libertedc.com or call 202-878-8404.
Puppet Show: Native American Folk Tales
On Friday, Nov. 29, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., the Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave. SE, will celebrate Native American History Month and Poet Laureate Joy Harjo with free performances of a puppet show of Native American tales from “The Girl Who Helped Thunder and Other Native American Folktales” and “Turtle’s Race with Beaver” by Joseph and James Bruchac. For details, visit loc.gov or call 202-707-5000.
‘Airness’ at Keegan Theatre
On Friday, Nov. 29, at 8 p.m.; and Saturday, Nov. 30, at 3 and 8 p.m., the Keegan Theatre, 1742 Church St. NW, will present the comedy “Airness.” When Nina enters her first air guitar competition, she thinks winning will be easy. But as she befriends a group of charismatic nerds all committed to becoming the next champion, she discovers that there’s more to this art form than playing pretend. Tickets are $51, $46 for age 62 and over and $41 for age 25 and under. For details, visit keegantheatre.com or call 202-265-3767.
Small Business Saturday in Georgetown
More than 30 Georgetown small businesses will offer in-store promotions, giveaways and discounts on Small Business Saturday, Saturday, Nov. 30. Shoppers will receive a Small Business Saturday bag with a purchase at any of the participating businesses, while supplies last. Up to five of the bags will include a golden ticket, redeemable for a $50 American Express gift card. For details, visit georgetowndc.com.
Georgetown Walking Tour: The Kennedys
Dwane Starlin will lead a walking tour of the Georgetown homes and sites frequented by President John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy, including the spot where the couple became engaged, their Georgetown home and where Jackie stayed after JFK’s assassination. The tour leaves from the corner of Q and 27th Streets NW, at the Dumbarton House garden gates. Tickets are $20. For details, visit dumbartonhouse.org or call 202-337-2288.
DC Brau Holiday Market
On Saturday, Nov. 30, from 1 to 5 p.m., the DC Brau brewery, 3178 Bladensburg Road NE, will be transformed into a crafters marketplace, with more than 40 local artists and artisans offering unique wares. There will also be live music by Three Man Sound Machine and DJ Budman, games and activities, food trucks and plenty of DC Brau beer. Admission is free. For details, visit eventbrite.com.
Tree Lighting at City Market at O
City Market at O, 800 P St. NW, will hold its annual Tree Lighting Festival on Saturday, Nov. 30, from 2 to 5 p.m. Leading up to the 5 p.m. tree lighting, the event will feature live music from the JoGo Project, free holiday photos, fire pits, s’mores stations, electric train rides, moon bounces and a canned food drive with WPGC benefiting So Others Might Eat. For details, visit eventbrite.com.
Fitbit Local Winter Wonderland Workout
Fitbit Local Ambassadors Coach G and Cynthia Lorena will lead a free Sunday Funday — a bodyweight boot camp and a yoga flow set to the beats of a live DJ — on Sunday, Dec. 1, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Hook Hall, 3400 Georgia Ave. NW. Participants should bring a yoga mat, a towel and a government issued ID. Owning a Fitbit product is not necessary to participate. One attendee will win a Fitbit device and the first 50 will receive a complimentary drink. For details, visit eventbrite.com.
‘Stella Dallas’ at the Atlas
Also on Sunday, Dec. 1, at 4 p.m., the Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE, will present a screening of 1925 silent film “Stella Dallas” with live accompaniment by Andrew Earle Simpson. Produced by Samuel Goldwyn and directed by Henry King, the film tells the tale of a small-town girl who marries a wealthy man with whom she has nothing in common. Tickets are $16 in advance, $20 at the door and $14 for seniors, students and military. For details, visit atlasarts.org or call 202-399-7993.
Music at Dumbarton Oaks: The Knights
Dumbarton Oaks, 1703 32nd St. NW, will present adventurous chamber orchestra the Knights on Sunday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. and Monday, Dec. 2, at 8 p.m. Joined by violinist Robyn Bollinger, the group will conclude its three-season partnership with Dumbarton Oaks with an exploration of music directly or indirectly influenced by Bach, from Igor Stravinsky, György Ligeti and György Kurtág to pop icon Paul Simon. Tickets are $54. For details, visit doaks.org or call 202-339-6401.